The bye week did, indeed, seem to come at the perfect time for the banged-up Redskins, who are getting healthy as they enter a very tough stretch on their schedule. Here’s an early look at their injury situation from Wednesday’s practice, beginning with the encouraging news:
- OLB Ryan Kerrigan (hand surgery) was on the field in pads and participating in individual drills. He hopes to play Sunday at New England with some sort of cast.
- WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was in pads and participating in individual drills. He said on Monday that he intends to suit up in Foxboro barring a setback. He appeared to be running and cutting as hard as he has at any point since going down in Week 1.
- CB Chris Culliver (knee) was in pads—and game pants. And he brought a businesslike attitude to practice, as well. At one point during one-on-one drills vs. the pass catchers, he got into a shoving match with practice squader Corey Washington. Culliver also told veteran Andre Roberts he could come and get some, too.
- CB DeAngelo Hall (toe) was also in pads and did some individual work. He did not participate in one-on-ones, though.
- OG Brandon Scherff and NT Terrance Knighton returned to practice after missing Monday’s “bonus” session for personal reasons.
- RB Chris Thompson (bruised back) was in pads and doing drills. He said on Monday that he expects to return from a one-game absence against the Pats.
Now for the not-so-good news:
- CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring) was limited to working off to the side. He said on Monday that he suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain vs. the Bucs and will take things day-by-day.
- C Kory Lichtensteiger (neck) also worked off to the side. He’s missed the past two games.
- DE Jason Hatcher (knee) has been using Wednesdays as a maintenance day. And this one was no different. He worked off to the side with Breeland.